Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Larry Keel talks new music

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

With a rich background in Appalachia, and years of picking their own brand of vivid bluegrass blended jam music, it is undeniable that The Larry Keel Experience is one of the most lively acts on the festival scene today. Attendees at their Jefferson Theater show […]


On this Day #38 – Flatt & Scruggs

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this Day … On Saturday, April 11, 1953, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys (Curly Seckler, Benny Martin, bass player unknown, but may have been Red Murphy) performed at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, along with Lefty Frizzell, Wayne Raney, […]


Having a Coffee with …… Allan Spinney 

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.   Allan Spinney is the older of the two Spinney Brothers […]


Artist2Artist: Bryan Sutton – Relevance & the Art of Turning Stuff Down

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

“John Hartford talked about the process of driving a river boat is not to look right in front of you, but to look a mile down the river.” Busy musical artists oft times become tangled in their own lack of long-range strategy. The majority of […]


On This Day #37 – Paul Williams

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this day… On March 30, 1935, Paul Williams was born in Wytheville, Virginia. He was raised in eastern Tennessee. “Williams” was actually the stage name for Paul McCoy Humphrey. It was the name that he adopted when he joined the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers in […]


Keith Little – Band Leader 

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Keith Little, much acclaimed singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer who has recorded and toured with the likes of Rose Maddox, California bluegrass pioneer Vern Williams, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Chieftains, David Grisman and Peter Rowan, has graduated to leading his own […]


Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – Leading The Way In Today’s Bluegrass

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

With this profile of Frank Solivan we welcome Brian Paul Swenk to our roster of writers here at Bluegrass Today. Brian is a banjo player and bluegrass nut in Richmond, VA who performs with Big Daddy Love, a multi-genre touring group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Bluegrass music, like […]


Tim O’Brien Cooks Up Some Business

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Brien, apparently, never sits still. But Bluegrass Today was fortunate to catch up with him twice in recent days, once over the weekend before his solo set at the DC Bluegrass Union festival in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, and on the phone a few […]


Artist2Artist: Becky Buller – Life’s Education

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

She is so cute. Let me say that more loudly: SHE IS SO CUTE.  and genuine. and honest. and transparent. and rare. I had the pleasure to interview Becky Buller on stage at doors open at her recent Woodsongs Coffee House show at Stage 123 […]


Larry Sparks – 50 years of bluegrass music

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Larry Sparks is noted for his unique soulful, bluesy style of bluegrass that from a distance appears to be effortless. But clearly, there is no doubt that he works hard to keep his audience entertained. His voice and guitar could not be better matched, bluesy […]